Palestinian Prime Minister from the Hamas party, Ismail Haniyya, said on Tuesday on his way to Saudi Arabia, that the government will conduct it’s utmost efforts to achieve a unity government deal.Fateh officials headed by president Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas officials headed by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya headed to Mecca for a dialogue in a bid to end the ongoing infighting in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians are hoping that this meeting will end the bloodshed and form a national unity government; they are anticipating that it will contribute to ending the economic blockade that has been imposed on the Palestinian people since March 2006.
Haniyya stated that the main achievement would be a unity government that is based on national unity and steadfastness, that would achieve political partnership.
He called on the Palestinian factions, especially Hamas and Fateh, not to allow any forms of infighting back on to the street.
Haniyya told reporters that there are many complicated files regarding the unity government but ‘with real determination, the Palestinian factions will achieve a unity government which is capable of resolving these differences’.
Regarding the recent Israeli violation, and the demolishing near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Haniyya called on the Arab residents of Israel to head to the mosque and protect it.
On Tuesday morning Israeli bulldozers started demolishing the bridge to the Mugrabi (Moroccan) Gate, one of the main entrances to the Al Aqsa Mosque.Haniyya considered this attack as an attack against all Arabs and all Muslims and called for the Arab and Muslim countries to protect the mosque, and unite against the Israeli violations against the Arab and Muslim sites.